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A guide to discreet teeth straightening in Southampton

posted 23/02/2017

So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and finally get the smile and teeth you’ve always dreamed of, and that involves getting a brace. Now, let us guide you through what’s on offer, other than the traditional metal braces, so you can make an informed choice on more discreet teeth straightening.

Lingual Braces (Incognito)

The difference with Lingual Braces is that they can be fitted to the back of your teeth, rather than the front. So while they do just the same great job as traditional ‘train tracks’, they are barely visible.

You’re never too old to get braces. Many people believe that if they haven’t sorted out their crooked teeth as a youngster that they can’t do it now but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Braces can make a difference to people of all ages. That’s one of the reasons why products like Lingual Braces are so successful. Many adults are now striving for the perfect smile but don’t want to worry about having visible braces in adulthood. Lingual Braces such as Incognito can help you carry on with your usual daily routine without feeling self-conscious.

Advancement in dental technology means that fitting Lingual Braces is a very straightforward procedure. It usually only requires two trips to the dentist. The only problem is that there are a relatively small number of dental surgeries that are equipped to do the procedure.


Invisalign utilises a series of custom-made clear plastic trays as a means of achieving the desired tooth position. They straighten teeth to give them an ideal position, improve their look, and promote proper function.

Because there are no metal wires and brackets, Invisalign is comfortable. They are also removable, so eating, brushing and flossing is easy. You can enjoy all your favourite foods and smile without holding back.

The latest technology means that you can see how your teeth are expected to look at the end of your Invisalign treatment before it even begins. The set of clear, computer-generated aligners are ideally worn 24 hours a day and changed every two weeks over a period of time.

Ceramic Braces

The ceramic braces are usually the same size and shape as metal braces. However, the main difference is they have tooth-coloured, or clear brackets that blend in naturally with the tooth colour and tooth-coloured wires can also be used to give an even more natural looking smile.

If you would like to find out more about Incognito, Invisalign or Ceramic Braces, please feel free to contact our practice on 02380 220 008 for a complimentary consultation or visit: